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Heirloom scarf ring descended through family of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Collection Data

Names
Shelley, Harriet, 1795-1816 (Former owner)
Esdaile, Ianthe, 1813-1876 (Former owner)
Esdaile, Eliza Margaret (Former owner)
Worrall, Lettice Annie Esdaile (Former owner)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1811 (Questionable)
Place: London?
Library locations
Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Shelf locator: *Pforz
Topics
Jewelry -- England
Shelley, Percy Bysshe, 1792-1822 -- Family
Genres
Jewelry
Rings
Notes
Content: Oblong gold loop engraved with a floral motif; 3 raised, enameled, gold oval-shaped decorations with inset pearls. Along with a note in the hand of Shelley's great-granddaughter, Lettice Worrall (S'ANA 1070a) : "Old scarf pin / left me by / Auntie [Budrie?] : (Eliza Margaret Esdaile) / Possibly belonged to / Shelley & left / her by her mother / Shelley's daughter / Ianthe." Shelved with realia.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 scarf ring, gold, blue enamel, pearls; 34 mm. (long diameter)
Type of Resource
Three dimensional object
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b18274695
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 1cfae750-c606-012f-1ef3-58d385a7bc34
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